Mars showcases a series of unique and twisted universes, where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact. With wry prose and skewed humour, Bakić uses tropes from genre literature – horror, science fiction and fantasy to conjure up emancipated confections about knowledge, freedom, and power, without ever pontificating.